H2ermes project: Tata's bid to decarbonize steelmaking in the Hydrogen Hub Amsterdam

May 18, 2022 | Case Study

To meet climate goals and reduce carbon footprints, major steelmakers have launched projects to develop and demonstrate hydrogen-based direct reduced iron (DRI), such as SSAB's HYBRIT project and ArcelorMittal's Contrecoeur project. Making around 6.8 million tpa of crude steel and emitting 12.5 million tpa of CO2, with a goal to achieve carbon-neutral steelmaking by 2050 and cut CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030, Tata's IJmuiden plant in the Netherlands is also taking action: The H2ermes project will build 100 MW of electrolyzers developed by HyCC (an electrolyzer company owned by Nobian) to produce green hydrogen for DRI. The electricity required will come from Vattenfall's 2.1-GW "Hollandse Kust" offshore wind farms. The Port of Amsterdam and Gasunie will provide infrastructure support for the transport and distribution of hydrogen. The project is expected to start operation in 2025.

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